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Arik Air gets Royal validation as Ooni of Ife flies airline to US

Arik Air has received a royal endorsement from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II as the foremost traditional ruler and a large entourage including some traditional rulers from the South West States of the country reaffirmed his support for Nigerian brands by flying Arik Air from Lagos to New York on a tour of America. The …

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Medview takes delivery of Boeing aircraft, decries difficulties in accessing forex

Med-View Airline at the weekend took delivery of its Boeing 737-500 aircraft after undergoing a comprehensive check in faraway Estonia. The arrival of the aircraft puts the number on its fleet at six while the new aircraft was immediately deployed for its Accra operations on Sunday. The Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole received the …

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Delta to restart Brussels-Atlanta service in March 2017

After pulling out due to the unfortunate attacks on the Brussels Airport, Delta Air Lines has announced its Brussels-Atlanta service will resume from March 2017, doubling its network from Belgium. The U.S. airline currently operates a daily year-round service between Brussels and New York-JFK. Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six …

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Resignations loom as FG restructures FAAN; demotes, redeploys personnel

Following recommendations by the Presidential Committee chaired by the Head of Service, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, Federal Government has embarked on massive restructuring of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that may be the beginning of a tsunami in the agency many acclaim is over-bloated. It has also been gathered that the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and the Nigeria …

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The Epic glory of Gashaka Gumti National Park

Now for those of you who love landscape scenery and who must have, on countless occasions, seen J. R. R Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’, I am sure you would be quite interested in some of the scenery that can be found in Nigeria and one of such a scenery is the Gashaka National Gumti Park. Relax …

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Customs arrests Chinese for attempted smuggling of 678 elephant tusks, pangolin

Two Chinese nationals have been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), over attempts to smuggle out prohibited items on the export list consisting 678 pieces of Elephant tusks and eight sacks of Pangolin weighing over 381 kilogrammes. The attempt by the Chinese nationals contravenes Schedule 6 of the Nigerian Exports Prohibition List, …

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FG to decongest Abuja Airport, improve aviation security

Federal Government will put in place security equipment at the domestic terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja that would enable some airlines operate from there, without hampering the ongoing restructuring and remodelling works. This move which is aimed at decongesting the traffic at the international terminal and make surveillance easier is coming on the heels of aviation-related disasters that …

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Sirika, AON meet other sectors to find solutions to airlines’ plight

In a bid to find lasting solutions to the challenges faced by domestic airlines in the country, the Minister of State, Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika in company of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have met the CBN Governor, Minister of Petroleum and the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC). The Minister led the AON to the various support …

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Concessioning viable airports is economic terrorism- Airport professionals

A group of airport professionals have given a verdict on the proposed concession of the nation’s viable airports describing the proposal as economic terrorism giving the fact that the airports projected for concession are capital spinning assets and not liabilities as proponents of concession would like the nation to believe. In a presentation coupled with a comparison analysis of what …

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